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Pattaya Daily News

26 January 2010 :: 16:01:16 pm 10803

Another Sukhumvit Road Collapse in Pattaya

Part of the Sukhumvit Road has collapsed revealing an underground cavity allegedly caused from the heavy rains experienced in the area over the last few days.
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Pattaya, the 25th of January 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Part of the central traffic island on Sukhumvit Road at the Rong Mai Kheen Forth Intersection, Naklua, has collapsed into an underground cavity on the road. This incident is the second of its nature to occur in the area following the collapse of nearly two lanes of the road, prior to New Year.

Once again a section of the road/traffic island, approximately one meter squared, collapsed revealing a much larger cavity underneath the surface. Officers from the Engineers Bureau Division rushed to the scene to investigate and assess the situation.

According to a statement made by Mr. Amnuay Na-ek (Construction Control Director from the Engineers Bureau) the cavity was created due to the heavy rain that has affected the area and the recent drilling and laying of water pipes in the region by the Provincial Waterworks Authority. Officials and police helped to divert the traffic flow away from the area surrounding the collapse and attempts have commenced to rectify the situation immediately.

Note: Fortunately no one was killed or injured as a result of this most recent collapse, however; if the local government do not take significant actions to prevent future collapses it is only a matter of time before a death or deaths are the result. A concise underground survey needs to be conducted on the length of this section of Sukhumvit Road to determine if there are anymore underground cavities that present an inherent risk to motorist safety.

Reporter : Wirraphun   Photo : Wirraphun   Category : Community News

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